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  • Criticism of J Street speakers is unfair

    To the Editor: As a freelance journalist who also covered the J Street conference, I believe that JTA’s criticism of J Street for not having had more speakers from a right-wing perspective is unfair and misdirected. Consider the following: * Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was invited to attend but chose to decline. Knesset member Orit… More ▸

  • Give J Street its voice

    To the Editor: I have read several accounts of the J Street convention and what I’m finding on the JTA is another attempt to delegitimize J Street. In a world where anything to the left of Ghengis Khan is "left wing," J Street is declared by the PR steamroller as anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist, which is… More ▸

  • Save quote marks on J Street description

    To the Editor: In your report that Dennis Ross will address the Washington conference of J Street, you refer to our group as describing itself as "pro-Israel and pro-peace." We describe ourselves that way because that is what we are. The words "describe themselves" and your quotation marks around "pro-Israel and pro-peace" imply that there… More ▸

  • Candidate: Proud to be on J Street’s ‘enemies list’

    To the Editor: J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami attacks me in his Op-Ed titled "Making the case for ‘Yes.’ " I am proud to find myself among Alan Dershowitz, Elie Wiesel and Joe Lieberman on J Street’s “enemies list.” My opponent, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), is one of J Street’s biggest supporters in Congress…. More ▸

  • U.S. Jews, though reeling, look to preserve Turkish ties

    U.S. Jewish leaders talk in pained, hushed tones about the “red lines” that Turkey has crossed in its relationship with Israel. Still, the fragile consensus emerging from the establishment Jewish organizational leadership is that the relationship it has cultivated over the decades with Turkey is worth preserving — at least for now. More ▸

  • Questioning the quality of Israel’s friendships

    To the Editor: No, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is far from doing anything to alienate Israel from any of Israel’s friends. It is the quality of the friendships with Israel that is most in doubt. What friend asks a nation to constantly give up its land, and particularly half of its capital, to an enemy… More ▸